A hidden gem

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Microsoft has a hidden gem squirrelled away at:

https://myanalytics.microsoft.com/

You also get access to it via Delve:

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In short, it a “wellness” dashboard to report on your interactions using Microsoft 365. It’s available in most tenants right now, so you can go and have a look at your own version.

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I especially like the Network option that shows you who you communicate with.

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You can also display that as a list and interesting read and response times for each contact as well as select from Active, External, New and Important.

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You get After-hours breakdowns as you see above,

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As well as suggestion cards for improved productivity and wellness as shown above.

If you want to know how it all works visit:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Workplace-Analytics/myanalytics/use/dashboard-2

Now all of this is great, but my concern it is not really front and centre. Most people who have Microsoft 365 don’t even know Delve exists is my sad experience. Many are also unlikely to visit the URL directly. Thus, I’m a little concerned about the fate of this handy tool. Non-mainstream items in Microsoft 365 tend to end up being discontinued. I hope this won’t be the case for MyAnalytics. I’ve provided feedback that maybe the option for a weekly email with a summary report is a worthwhile addition. I think it also need more depth in the information it provides to be a compelling place for most users. at the moment, it is a ‘nice to see’ not a ‘must see’ and to survive it needs that I believe.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning of the features that will be brought to the service. Go and have a look for yourself and make some suggestions as to what you’d like to see.

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